Example of connecting a data provider to a broker / exchange

Presetting your computer before connecting

Access to TSLab servers

License servers are used to verify the authenticity of the license key:

Key verification occurs every time you connect to the data provider

Access to broker servers

Check the server numbers with the broker, by default in the program, the current broker's server is specified in the data provider settings. However, there are times when the server is already out of date.

The TSLab development team strongly recommends configuring the antivirus in such a way that there is no interception and scanning of the Internet stream. Interception can lead to slowdowns. On the trading machine, it is better to disable all Internet connections and create exceptions for the broker's and TSLab's servers.

Configure the antivirus firewall and firewall according to the creator's documentation.

General computer settings for data providers

For normal operation of data providers, including text sources, install all current Windows updates available in your region. All current Windows regional settings must fully correspond to the country of the physical location of the computer on which TSLab is installed.

The absence of some updates, for example, related to regions and times, can lead to serious errors and problems when trading.

An example of creating a data provider in TSLab

In general, the connection of the program to the servers of the exchange or broker is carried out as follows:

Get a login and password to the server from a broker or create an API key in your personal account on the website of the cryptocurrency exchange.

Purchase a license for the selected data provider in your TSLab personal account. After paying for the selected connector (in some cases, the connectors are free), a letter with a license key will be sent to the mail indicated during registration. Also, data on the purchased connector can be obtained in the Personal Account in the Contracts section.

Launch TSLab program. Open the Data Provider window:

Method # 1: In the Main menu, select Data -> Data Providers. Click Add and select Online Data

Method # 2: In the Main menu, select Data -> Add online data provider

Note You can also load Historical data into the program. You can read more about working with Historical data in the section Historical data

Select your data provider from the list and give it a name under which it will be saved in your list of providers.

Configure your data provider according to the information received from your provider / broker and click Next

In the Data Providers window, select the saved data provider and click the Key button. Enter the key created in your TSLab personal account (TSLab Personal Account - Contracts), click the OK button

After the key is entered, you will be able to access the button to launch the data provider in the Operation column. Click the button to establish a connection.

The program will inform you about the connection status in the Data Providers window:

  • red color of the button means an error in establishing connection,

  • yellow color means that the connection is in progress,

  • green color means that connections have been established and you can carry out trading operations.

Check the box in the Status bar column to activate the slider button in the Status bar. The color of the slider button in the Status bar also informs you about the connection status.

Schedule manager

Using the Schedule manager menu, you can configure the automatic start of the data provider on the day and time you specify.

Note. To start the data provider automatically, the TSLab application must be running

To configure the automatic start of the provider, click on the button with three dots in the Schedule manager column.

In the Edit Schedule window that opens, fill in the data for the provider's automatic launch schedule. Click on the OK button

To start the created schedule, in the Providers window, move the Schedule manager slider to the extreme right position. In this case, manual control of the launch of the data provider will be blocked.

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